“They speak of the war only when asked and are quick to quash any allusions to bravery or heroism. They are survivors, they say, nothing more. It was all a matter of chance…”

via On 69th Anniversary, Pearl Harbor Survivors Remember : The Two-Way : NPR.

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Dec. 7, 1941: The USS Shaw explodes during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor